Sinn Fein will be marking the BiCentenary of
Robert Emmets execution in Dublin on Saturday,
September 20. Those taking part will assemble at the
Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square
at 1.30pm and parade from there to St Catherines
Church, Thomas St. where a commemoration ceremony
will be held including the laying of wreaths, ballad
singing lead by the well known traditional singer,
Seamus MacMathuna and an oration by Sean O Bradaigh,
author of a recent biography of Robert Emmet, The
Bold Robert Emmet .
carries here a poem from reader Charles J. Murnick:
MEMORY OF ROBERT EMMET
drawn and quartered September 20, 1803
It was on September Twenty
In the year Eighteen 03
Robert Emmet was hanged and mutilated
Just for wanting liberty.
had proudly fought for Ireland -
But one thing he could not know
Couple of hundred years later,
Freedom's cause has been laid low.
still the darling of Erin,
But his country's occupied -
Official killers and rank traitors
Have marked many out to die.
our land has been partitioned -
'Twas the land he tried to save;
And, me boys, it's not much better
In that land across the wave.
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